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Student-Parent Handbook
2011-12
Dr. TJ Owens

Be Someone. Go Somewhere. Seek Excellence.”



Partnership of:


Gilroy Unified School District

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., PB-17 Gilroy, CA 95020

Phone: 408.846.4909 Access web: www.gavilan.edu/geca
Table of
Contents






Page


College Entrance Requirements ………………………………………………. 6

Diversified and Pre-College Programs ………………………………………… 6

Test Descriptions ……………………………………….................................... 7

College Entrance Exams ………………………………………………………. 7

GECA Graduation Requirements ……………………………………………… 7

Sample 4-Year Plan ………………………………………………………….. 10

School Policies and Guidelines ………………………………………………. 11

Course Descriptions



  • English ……………………………………………………………… 16

  • Mathematics ………………………………………………………… 16

  • Physical Education ………………………………………………….. 17

  • Social Science ………………………………………………………. 17

  • Non-Departmental Electives ............................................................... 17

School Phone Numbers ……………………………………………………… 19

*** Please save your registration booklet. You will be expected to have it for
10
th – 12th grade registration. In addition, information will be posted on the Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College website.***

Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy

General Requirements (GECA)


  1. General Requirements

To earn a diploma of High School Graduation from the Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy at Gavilan College, a student must successfully: Earn 325 semester credits of high school work in the subject areas listed below:

      • Pass both the Language Arts and Mathematics sections of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Ref: Education Code §60851 and §60859

      • Complete Algebra I Ref: Education Code §51224.5

        • NOTE: Successful completion of Algebra I prior to Grade 9 does NOT exempt a student from the requirement to earn 30 semester credits in Mathematics at the high school/college level

      • Pass a course in Health Education (state content requirement)

      • Complete a Senior Portfolio Culminating Project in his/her AVID 12 class



  1. Credits – High School and College

    1. GECA students will also earn high school credit for all approved college courses taken at Gavilan College.

    2. Dual accreditation will be at the rate of 3.33 high school credits awarded for each college level unit earned

    3. Appropriate credit will be awarded to transfer students for courses taken and completed in an accredited high school of previous attendance



  1. Subject Area Requirements

    1. Area I: Social Science

      1. Grade 9: Geography (Honors)

      2. Grade 10: World History (AP)

      3. Grade 11: U.S. History (AP)

      4. Grade 12: American Government and Economics

        1. Govt. AP

        2. Econ. AP



    1. Area II: English

      1. Grade 9: English I (Honors)

      2. Grade 10: English II (Honors)

      3. Grade 11: AP English Language & Composition

      4. Grade 12: AP English Literature & Composition

        1. Composition (ENGL 1A)

        2. Critical Reasoning and Writing (ENGL 1C)



    1. Area III: Mathematics

      1. Sequence A

        1. Grade 9: Geometry (Honors)

        2. Grade 10: Algebra II

        3. Grade 11: Pre-Calculus

          1. Pre-Calc A (MATH 8A)

          2. Pre-Calc B (MATH 8B)

        4. Grade 12:

          1. Calculus (Math 1A)

          2. Calculus (Math 1B)

      2. Sequence B

        1. Grade 9: Algebra I (Honors)

        2. Grade 10: Geometry (Honors)

        3. Grade 11: Algebra II (Honors)

        4. Grade 12:

          1. Pre-Calc A(MATH 8A)

          2. Pre-Calc B (MATH 8B)

      3. Sequence C

        1. Grade 9: Algebra I (Honors)

        2. Grade 10: Geometry (Honors)

        3. Grade 11: Algebra II (Honors)

        4. Grade 12:

          1. Intro. to Statistics (Math 5)

          2. Finite Math (Math 7)

          3. Math for Liberal Arts (Math 14)



    1. Area IV: Science

        1. Grade 9: Global Studies/Geography (Honors) High School required

        2. Grade 10: Biological Science w/ Lab

        3. Grade 11: Physical Science w/ Lab

(a)Elementary Chemistry (CHEM 30A/B)

(b)Introduction to Physics (PHYS 1)

        1. Grade 12: Science Elective



    1. Area V: Foreign Language

      1. Sequence V (a) (Spanish)

        1. Grade 9: Not Required

        2. Grade 10 - 12

          1. Elementary Spanish (SPAN 1A/B)

          2. Elementary Spanish (SPAN 2A) or

          3. Elementary French (FRNH 1A/B)

          4. Elementary French (FRNH 2A)



    1. Area VI: Visual and Performing Arts

        1. Grade 9-12: Choice of any transferable college course(s) from one or more of the following academic areas: Art, Humanities, Music, or Theatre Arts/Drama (IGETC Protocol preferred)



    1. Area VII: College Preparatory Electives

The total number of college units taken per semester may not exceed a maximum of eleven (11) per semester. This includes both electives and required courses. The actual number of elective units allowed per semester may vary slightly due to math, science, and foreign language sequence selections and availability of Gavilan courses.



    1. Area VIII: Physical Education

        1. Grade 9: PE 9 High School Required

        2. Grade 10: Choice of any transferable college course from PE: Activities area

        3. Grade 11: Choice of any transferable college course from PE: Activities area

        4. Grade 12: Any PE credit deficit must be made up during the Fall Semester




    1. Area IX: Vocational Education

Grade 9-12: Choice of any vocational transferable college course - High School Required


College Entrance Requirements
Specific admission requirements for the University of California and the California State University systems are described below. In addition, general admission requirements are outlined for California Community Colleges and private universities. Catalogs of the colleges to which admission is sought should be studied for specific preparation during grades 9-12. These are minimum requirements. Students are advised to complete as many college-prep courses as possible.



CRITERIA FOR ADMISSIONS

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PRIVATE COLLEGE
OR UNIVERSITY


RANK

Generally top 12.5%
of class

Generally top 33%
of class

Open to 100% of high school grads or equivalent

Varies campus to campus

GPA
&
TEST
SCORES

GPA>3.00 in addition to a test score total that includes the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT plus writing and 2 Subject Tests. For the most current Eligibility pathway visit:

www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/scholarshipreq

GPA

SAT Reasoning

ACT

Math and English placement tests are required for entering freshmen.

SAT Tests or ACT

(requirements vary)



3.00

Any score qualifies

2.80

660

14

2.60

820

18

2.40

980

22

2.20

1140

26

2.00

1300

30

Below 2.00 does not qualify for regular admission

SUBJECTS

YEARS



COURSE MINIMUM

REQUIREMENTS



No subject

requirements.



Minimum:
History – 3 years
English – 4 years
Math – 2-3 years
For. Lang. – 2-3

years


Check specific
course requirements by campus.

2


A. History (US History and/or American Government or World History)

4

B. English (College Preparatory)

3


C. Mathematics (Alg., Geom., Alg. II)

4 years recommended

2

D. Laboratory Science (life & physical)




3 years recommended

2


E. Foreign Language (Same Language)

3 years recommended



1

F. Visual & Performing Arts

1

G. College Prep Electives

ACTIVITIES

Leadership and involvement is important.

Leadership and involvement is important.

Not needed.

Leadership and involvement is important.


University of California and California State University “A-G” Subject Area Requirements
What are the A-G subject area requirements?
The A thru G subject area requirements are high school courses (or their Gavilan College equivalents) that are required by the University of California and California State Universities to be minimally eligible for admission. The A-G subject requirements can be summarized as follows:
A. History/Social Science- (2 years required) Including one year of U. S. History or ½ year of U.S. history and ½ year of civics or American Government, and one year of world history, cultures, and geography.

B. English-(4 years required)

College preparatory English that includes frequent and regular writing, as well as reading of classic and modern literature.

C. Mathematics- (3 years required, 4 years recommended)

College preparatory mathematics including Algebra I , Geometry and Algebra II.

D. Laboratory Science-(2 years required, 3 years recommended) Must include at least two of these three disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics.

E. Language Other Than English-(2 years required, 3 recommended)

Must be two years of the same language

F. Visual and Performing Arts-(1 year required) Course must be from one of the following areas: dance, drama/theater, music and/or visual arts. Both semesters must come from the same discipline.

G. Electives-(1 year required)

In addition to the courses above, one year from the following areas: advanced visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and language other than English (a third year in the same language used for the “E” requirement or two years of another language).

Diversified Programs
Regional Occupation Program (ROP)

ROP provides training opportunities for high school students (16+ years) and adults to develop entry-level job skills. The program is designed to prepare students for gainful employment and/or post secondary education through practical experience. ROP classes are offered at Gavilan College. Students provide their own transportation to off-campus classes. High school credit is earned for all ROP courses. Courses vary in length from one to three periods.


Special Education

The Gilroy Unified School District offers a wide range of special education programs and related services. “Special Education” consists of (1) specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of individuals with exceptional needs whose educational needs cannot be met with modification of the regular instruction program and (2) related services that may be needed to assist these individuals to benefit from specially designed instruction. Eligible students, who have learning, communication, physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities are provided programs and services as determined by their individualized education programs (IEP).





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